I would say Rorschach, but his life is hard by choice. Or maybe not, if he really is insane.
This is the correct choice. And he didn't choose to be a poor orphan with a dead abusive prostitute mom. Also he is crazy, yeah.
Orel overcomes all of that though. He had a shitty childhood but both of his parents have shittier lives. Hell almost every adult in Moralton has a shittier life than he grows up to have